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Price Escalation, Spikes, and Shortages

Price Escalation, Spikes, and Shortages

Posted: July 2, 2021 | Estimating, Project Management

Owners, constructors, trade contractors and suppliers alike should consider price escalation/de-escalation clauses in these uncertain times.

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Why Settle for a 17-Year Roof System?

Why Settle for a 17-Year Roof System?

Posted: April 16, 2021 | Project Management

It has been 18 years since Ducker Worldwide released its findings from a well-known study that stated the average life expectancy of a low-slope commercial roof is only 17 years. It should have been a wake-up call to building owners and design professionals to demand more from their roofing systems. But that still holds true today, despite all the construction and design community’s chatter about sustainability.

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Three-Coat vs. Two-Coat Paint Systems for Buildings

Three-Coat vs. Two-Coat Paint Systems for Buildings

Posted: April 16, 2021 | Project Management

More is better right?  For many architects and building owners, the decision of three-coat vs. two-coat paint systems certainly isn’t black and white. As the name implies, one system has three layers of coating (or film), and the other consists of two coating layers.

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Building Stronger GC-Sub Relationships

Building Stronger GC-Sub Relationships

Posted: April 2, 2021 | Project Management

The impact of COVID-19 on construction is far-reaching and will likely continue well into 2021. With many construction projects that were in the design phase during the start of the pandemic being delayed or put on hold, the full impact of the pandemic on the construction industry is still unknown.

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Verifying the Quality of Your Roof Investment

Verifying the Quality of Your Roof Investment

Posted: March 12, 2021 | Project Management

After months of research, careful selection and completion of the bidding process, the purchase order for your new roof system has finally been issued. Now a simple question comes to your mind: “How can I be certain the materials being delivered are equal to what was specified?”

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